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Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy

$200.00 contributions
13 donors

Raised: $200Remaining: $4800

Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy strives to make a difference in the lives of children through the gift of literacy. Since 2000, Ferst Foundation has mailed over FOUR MILLION BOOKS  to Georgia children!


Through the generosity of a committed supporter,
all contributions will be matched -
up to our goal of $5000!

Your dollars will have twice the impact.



Ferst Foundation
addresses the growing problem of children from low-income communities entering kindergarten without basic early literacy skills and school readiness. Quality, age-appropriate books are mailed monthly to the homes of children, birth to five, enrolled in our program – at no cost to the family – and parents receive supportive material that reinforces the importance of early learning and encourages them to read frequently with their children.
It seems so simple, but no other factor plays a more significant role in a child’s early educational success than books in the home and being read to from birth. Combine that with the fact that 61% of low income families do not have a single book in the home suitable for a child and the problem is obvious – and preventable!

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Updates and Donors' Comments


Our daughter has received a book, monthly, from Ferst for the last 4 years. She looks forward to getting her "mail" every month and we appre